Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Taylor

The Taylor
The Taylor started out as a personal dresser for the Sweet Peep's "Big Girl Room" but, as anyone can guess with a business like this, pieces of furniture get used and thrown around like tissue paper and as soon as she was in, she was out again! 

We got this sweet little highboy from a family who was ready to grow up.  It was given to a little girl named Taylor when she was born in 1999.  It was handcrafted solidly with the love of her Uncle as the glue.  But like any girl, Taylor grew up.  And her sweet baby dresser was thrown the wayside and instead of little sleepers and cute little dresses, she needed room for leggings, an extensive jean collection and an ever growing supply of sweaters.  So we rescued the dresser and gave her new life. 

Chalkboard drawers -
 add your own touch!
Once covered in stickers and an array of teenage signatures, we gave the Taylor a good sanding, followed by four coats of primer and three coats of white paint.  Wanting to try something different, we tried the newest trend in furniture painting, and painted her with a grain sack design.  (Teddy, one of the Sweet Peep Brawn, calls them "Camaro Stripes".  To each his own!)  But we thought we'd try something a little different, and made the black stripes with chalkboard paint, giving any child, teenager or adult the space they need to label what is hidden
within the drawers!
Handpainted with a touch of imperfection
The stripes on the Taylor are meant to be a little messy and rugged - handpainted and done without trying to be completely perfect and after all was said and done, she was given a heavy distressing.  Finally, she was waxed and buffed to give her a strong and durable finish.

This sweet little dresser would be the perfect fit in any bedroom - rustic, rugged and beautiful in shape - what a lovely piece to grow into! 

Delivery is available to Calgary and Edmonton for a $50.00 surcharge.

If you are interested in the Taylor, please email us at

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